Jackson Township, Orange County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
Township
The Hoosier National Forest in eastern Jackson.
The Hoosier National Forest in eastern Jackson.
Location in Orange County
Location in Orange County
Coordinates: 38°26′58″N 86°37′10″W / 38.44944°N 86.61944°W / 38.44944; -86.61944Coordinates: 38°26′58″N 86°37′10″W / 38.44944°N 86.61944°W / 38.44944; -86.61944
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Orange
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 42.57 sq mi (110.3 km2)
 • Land 35.75 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 6.82 sq mi (17.7 km2)  16.02%
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 686
 • Density 19.2/sq mi (7.4/km2)
ZIP codes 47118, 47175, 47432, 47454
GNIS feature ID 0453458

Jackson Township is one of ten townships in Orange County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 686 and it contained 373 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Jackson Township was founded in 1831. It was named for President Andrew Jackson.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.57 square miles (110.3 km2), of which 35.75 square miles (92.6 km2) (or 83.98%) is land and 6.82 square miles (17.7 km2) (or 16.02%) is water.[1]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these three cemeteries: Patoka Memorial, Cane Creek, Patoka Memorial and Swift.

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Patoka Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Springs Valley Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 397. 

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